There's still time to register for the round-the-pier swimHundreds of swimmers are once more likely to try their luck at one of Wales’ most challenging biathlon events: the round-the-pier swim on Aberavon Beach, which also includes a short running section. The swim takes place this Sunday, July 10.
This will be the 43rd time the popular annual event has taken place, and organisers Aberavon Green Stars RFC are expecting another good tournout. It will be started at 2.30 pm by the mayor of Neath Port Talbot CBC, Cllr Harry Bebell assisted by the club president Cllr Collin Crowley and a local director of Tata Steel, which is the event’s main sponsor.
Anyone interested in taking part should ensure they are a confident swimmer – the organisers have warned that participation is at your own risk. However, lifesavers and safety coverage will be provided by Abervon surf club, Aberavon Canoe Club and Port Talbot RNLI.
Registration costs £5, and starts at 1.30pm in the Aberavon Green Stars RFC clubhouse. For more information, contact the swim organiser Bernard Donovan, on 01639 812 357 or 07505 141 137, or email email@example.com
Read our full report of the race tomorrow on Port Talbot MagNet.